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nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
lascivious - lustful
peerless - having no equal; incomparable
incense - enrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
florescence - condition or period of flowering
unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste